A boiler heats a home with hot water and has some advantages over a furnace. For one, it distributes heat more evenly throughout your house. Another great aspect of a boiler is that it is perfectly silent. However, if you want your boiler to last a long time, you have to spend a good amount of time maintaining it. Here are seven effective ways to take good care of your boiler:
The "devil is in the details", or so the saying goes. When it comes to toilets, there is a lot of truth to that particular axiom. Despite the complexities of some modern flush toilets, the proper functioning of toilets often depends upon how well three simple parts operate: the flush lever, chain and flapper valve. As parts wear out or are poorly adjusted in the first place, your toilet's functioning will be greatly impaired.
If your sink is starting to leak, then it is time to replace the drain. While you can certainly call a plumber and have them do the work for you (and there is nothing wrong with this!), you can probably manage to replace the drain yourself. There are just a couple simple steps you need to follow to ensure you won't have to call that plumber to clean up your mess.
According to the Dataman Group, approximately four million homes are purchased each year by first time buyers. If you're amongst this group, chances are when it comes to updating or upgrading your plumbing and fixtures, you're not quite sure where to begin. From making sure you buy the correct bathtub for your budget to shopping for a new water heater, here are a few plumbing tips for new homeowners: Buying a New Bathtub
If you have a clogged drain in your basement, then it is fairly easy to clear out the clog through the main clean out pipe that is attached to the drain. This pipe is often set close to the drain opening or along a long stretch of the drain pipe outside your home. A snake or auger within this pipe can clear the clog. However, before you walk away from the drain, you should make sure that you have not made a common basement drain cleaning mistake.
Keeping your home's plumbing system in good working order is a family job. Have you taught your kids what should never be flushed down the toilets or poured down the drains? Do your kids know what to watch for to know that there is a plumbing problem that needs to be addressed? If your kids know what to look for, they will be less likely to contribute to making a minor plumbing problem more serious. This blog will show you things that you should teach your kids so that everyone can work together to protect the entire plumbing system in your home.